Innovation: Trident Iceni
A high-speed, high-cholesterol sportscar that eats vegetable oil for breakfast
The sportscar that runs purely on chip fat, but doesn’t compromise on speed
GIVE our POOR, OVER-FISHED oceans a break and put your local fish and chip shop’s vast oil reserves to better use. Norfolk-based car firm Trident fills its Iceni tanks with biodiesel, manufactured by chemically reacting vegetable oil with alcohol.
Now, in the past Biodiesel needed to be blended with traditional diesel in order to prevent engine clogging. Yet the Iceni sips it neat, propelling you over 3,000 kilometres on a single tank.
It might be more eco-friendly than a hybrid, but the Iceni’s performance isn’t compromised. The 6.6-litre V8 engine can reach a top speed in excess of 305km/h, the first 100 of which it hits in just 3.7 seconds. The bright red, stainless-steel chassis looks incredibly sleek, while the touchscreen controls with added Bluetooth connectivity up the tasty tech stakes. $174,000, tridentsportscars.com, out now